Re: ext#7 / ext#8: multiple alt-svc

On 1 July 2014 23:22, Mark Nottingham <> wrote:
> Martin opened two similar issues:
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> ... regarding how to handle multiple advertised alternative services.
> Personally, I'm not sure we need to specify this (see my comments in the issues).
> What do others think? Martin, any further thoughts?

I think that we probably need to have text to clarify what each means,
but it should be relatively simple:

In both cases, I think that we can say that each advertisement of an
alternative service adds a new alternative to the set of alternatives
that is known to the client/recipient.

Then, when multiple alternatives are present, we let the client choose
the alternative it likes best.

Existing alternatives can have properties altered by selecting based
on the tuple [protocol, host, port] and providing new values for other
attributes.  Here I'm thinking that we enable forcibly expiring an
alternative by adjusting max-age.

I'm happy to provide a PR (or three) to this effect.

Received on Wednesday, 2 July 2014 17:02:54 UTC